Visa ban: Nigerian govt laments sanctioning of electoral offenders by United States

The Nigerian government has said it considers it disrespectful to the sovereignty of the country for any government outside the country to apply punitive measures such as visas restriction on its citizens. The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ferdinand Nwonye made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, NAN […]

Nigeria needs loans for roads, rail, power – Buhari

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, justified the nation’s debt profile, saying his regime needed to borrow to fund critical infrastructure like roads, rail, and power. According to a statement titled “President Buhari justifies borrowing to fund infrastructure,” by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, […]

Southern, Middle Belt Leaders lampoon Presidency for attacking Obasanjo over comments on Nigeria as failed Nation

Say no Return in coming up with ideas at pulling Nigeria from the brink of precipice of no return By Henry Umoru LEADERS of thought, elder statesmen from four of the six geo-political zones of the country, under the aegis of Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum have taken a swipe at the presidency, describing […]

Petrol subsidy removal will save Nigeria N1trn, create jobs annually -Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva By Deji Abdulwahab Mr Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources says the Federal Government’s decision to fully remove subsidy from petrol will save the country ₦1trn annually and create massive jobs. Sylva, who said this on Thursday, while speaking with newsmen in Abuja, […]

Northern, Southern Leaders Resolve to Pull back Nigeria from the Brink

By Adedayo Akinwale The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Middle Belt Forum, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), have resolved to work together with the aim of pulling Nigeria from the brink. They have also expressed their commitment to support and involve themselves in all activities targeted at improving the Nigerian constitution for […]

UNICAL elects first female vice chancellor

By George Odok Prof. Florence Banku-Obi has been announced as the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar (Unical), 45 years after, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Announcing the result on Friday in Calabar, Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu, Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of Unical Governing Council, said the process of the selection […]

Naira goes south against the U.S. dollar

By Abankula The Nigerian Naira depreciated against the US dollar in the parallel market on Monday in contrast to the massive gains it recorded last week. According to market monitors, ngnrates.com, the US Dollar is being traded at ‚¦445.00 today, 7 September. This is N5 more than last week’s price of N440. The buying rate […]

CAN heavily criticized on suggestion that Fani-Kayode will be president one day

Nigerians have condemned the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, following the declaration that former Aviation minister, Femi Fani- Kayode will become Nigeria’s president one day. It will be recalled that the Chairman of the body in Lagos, Apostle Alex Bamgbola, has pronounced that the ex-minister will rule Nigeria someday. This has sparked reactions as some […]

Igbo Presidency in Jeopardy?

Segun James wonders if the political dynamics in the country will favour an Igbo as President of Nigeria The call for Igbo presidency has become more strident in recent times. The agitation continues to receive a boost from eminent Igbos including the President General of the Igbo sociocultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. John Nwodo, even […]

Military airstrike hits ISWAP location in Borno, scores killed

ISWAP terrorists By Sumaila Ogbaje The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed compounds, housing Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Kaza on the Gulumba Gana – Kumshe axis of Borno. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said […]

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